November 27, 2017 Subject:
Good Solid Show
Nothing over the top but well played, No Highlights.
September 30, 2016 Subject:
at some point that interesting little place between the end of the first half of the second set and the beginning of drums turned into the Brent spotlight. In 81 and 82 there was some really innovative jamming that happened in that space. I'm not sure I'd characterize Never Trust a Woman the same way.
wont find a better, balanced mix -- good shakedown street, but show really comes alive w/ a monster deal set closer and extremely high energy scarlet-fire... among the show hilites is a killer baby blue encore.
January 18, 2014 Subject:
Consistent mix of beauty and energy
Shakedown begins with the Brent Hammond effect we call the laser. You get X factor shivers in a couple of places, at the beginning and right before the reprise. CC Rider has a killer Brent solo, and during Jerry's solo it almost sounds like there must be 2 Brents on stage. Loser features a good tempo and an echo effect of Jer's vox. A still maturing Bucket precedes a great BEW where Jerry really nails it. LL>Supp>Deal to close out the set is a trip. During the segue to Supp Brent punctuates Jerry's riffs as Bob and Phil fill the pauses in style. Good team effort. Deal rocks out to close the set.
Scarlet>Fire sets the 2nd set aflame. The segue builds beautifully being pushed by Bobby, who then flubs the chorus. Estimated>Eyes has the nearly perfect Prophet cresting with a powerful conclusion before the noodle breakdown leads into an up-tempo Eyes. The outro jam defines the idea of the "Power Slot". Jerry hints at a return to earth, and Brent cranks the opening notes of Don't Need Love, at which point the stringed instruments leave the stage in unison.
Morning Dew rises hauntingly out of the recesses of a dark space. Jer throws in a series of great flourishes between lyric, and the song has a great climax. Bobby picks up the pieces and starts a raspy Throwing Stones that keeps the energy afloat as we head into a great NFA that finishes us off with some X factor to bookend the show.
The Baby Blue encore is not to be missed, with it's peaks and valleys sending you off smartly.
I can't say there are any stinkers in this show (OK, Never Trust a Women but it's a throwaway), and there are tons of highlights. A good cocktail of energy mixed with beauty throughout. Best ever? No. Needs to be heard? Absolutely.
A+, balanced levels, no discernible hiss.
May 30, 2013 Subject:
Take a whole pail of water to cool him down
Very nice sound quality to this SBD..I like the setlist to this show..You can't go wrong starting with a hot Shakedown..Bobby and Jerry rip the Hell in a Bucket but by Throwing Stones Bobby's voice is shot..Nice Lazy Lightning>Supplication>Deal to end 1st set..I love the 2nd set from start to finish..High energy and smoking right to the end..so please GIVE IT A WHIRL
December 6, 2008 Subject:
Still hard to believe...
That I danced all through shakedown with my eyes closed without bumping into anyone.. I opened them after shakedown and couldn't do it again for more than a few seconds (because I kept thinking 'but it's impossible').
I am grateful for the all the Love we shared. Being able to listen to this wonderful, crisp audio helps me keep dancing through the 'impossible'
June 17, 2008 Subject:
Overview of this SBD source
Well, I have to say I'm impressed with this Miller SBD- it's very clean- for the era.
The Shakedown out of the gate has some very interesting effects. Jerry's vocals aren't too bad (which is rare for this period) - known as the "junk-dead era", this sounds pretty good.
The Supplication is always a nice touch. I haven't listened to this whole show, but from what I've heard I like it, 3.5 stars, but...